Buba Marwa appointed as NDLEA Chief


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Former MILAD for Lagos and Borno states, Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed as Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

The former Lagos MILAD, is a close ally of President Buhari, and worked as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, between 2018 and December 2020.

The committee was saddled with the responsibility of developing a blue print on how to end drug abuse in Nigeria.

According to sources in the presidency and the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja, the appointment takes immediate effect.

A source at the NDLEA that spoke on the condition of anonymity said the management team of the organisation was already prepared to welcome Gen. Marwa as he resumes this week.

It was gathered that already, there is high expectation of enduring reforms by staff of the agency and Nigerians who have been commenting on the appointment since the information leaked online Friday night following the performance records of the retired General.

General Marwa was once military attaché, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, and defence attaché, United Nations, New York, as well as former ambassador to South Africa and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

He obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and another master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh

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